Each weeknight at 7:00 PM join Susan Giles Wantuck for some of the best music ever written. Music that’s good enough to earn the title “Masterwork.” Listen for full length performances and large scale works like Carmina Burana, Mahler Symphonies, some new recordings and music that will be performed in our local concert halls. A full masterwork is featured each weeknight at 7:00 PM on Classical WSMR 89.1 and in Tampa at 103.9.
Cliff Roles is known in the Sarasota community from his former radio programs, his work as a ringmaster at the circus, and his photographs – which is why June invited Cliff to join her on June LeBell’s Musical Conversations. A couple of years ago, he decided to go on a European Walk About – which is what we’ll do today - in both story – through Cliff’s photos, and in music.
Join us for a broadcast of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra along with pianist Leif Ove Andsnes performing Beethoven’s Piano Concertos 2 and 4! The Norweigan pianist has been devoting much of his concert and recording activities over the past few years to Beethoven's piano workd including a multi-year recording cycle of the concertos with the MCO. Listen for a unique snapshot of the inner concertos, live from Carnegie Hall! Classical WSMR 89.1 & 103.9.
Be sure to listen to Classical WSMR for another live performance this Friday as Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota presents two rising young stars of classical music, violinist Adrian Anantawan and pianist Amy Yang, they’ll have a program of sonatas by Brahms, Ravel and Mozart, Saturday and Sunday, at the Historic Asolo Theater in Sarasota. Join Bethany Cagle for good music and conversation this Friday afternoon at 2:00 PM on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9 and online at wsmr.org.
The lyrical yet complex "Divine Poem," according to Scriabin, "must unite with philosophy and religion in an indivisible whole to form a new gospel." If that scenario doesn't illuminate the music, it may be best to simply take in the work's extravagant instrumental colors, harmonic eccentricity and grandiose rhetoric.
WSMR Music Notes
WSMR Music Programs
June LeBell's Musical Conversations, on WSMR 89.1 & 103.9, features fascinating conversations with all sorts of great artists in the world of classical music. Listeners are invited into June’s radio living room for unscripted, insightful, fun conversation about…and with music…throughout the hour. The guest list is name-droppers dream! Marilyn Horne, Leonard Slatkin, Dick Hyman, Anu Tali, just to name a few.
Each weekday morning listeners enjoy classical music with insight and wit provided by Russell Gant. He finds the interesting stories and history that makes this music come alive. Find out how relevant classical music can be added to your life by listening each weekday morning starting at 7:00 AM.
Join Bethany Cagle every weekday at 12:00 Noon for your favorite classical selections. Bethany adds a superb touch of class to the station, and brings you the interesting stories behind the music. Listen as you go about your busy day. You’ll find Bethany is the perfect companion on the radio.
The end of the day is a combination of wrapping up and winding down! Join Susan Giles Wantuck afternoons beginning at 4:00 PM for lively and relaxing music on your way home or as you prepare for evening. Susan brings the perfect mix of music and information for your dinner hour, and a little later, the Evening Masterwork at 7:00 PM. The music will always help you wrap up, unwind and relax – a perfect way to end each day.
Sunday Baroque allows you an opportunity each week to explore Baroque and early music (written before 1750). Composers such as Bach, Vivaldi, and Handel were the cornerstones of this era, with masterpieces including the Water Music, Royal Fireworks Music, and the Brandenburg Concertos.
Sunday Baroque celebrates the current wealth of recorded repertoire available, with great performances by yesterday's and today's best performers.
SymphonyCast is a two-hour weekly program featuring a full-length concert by a national or international symphony orchestra. Concerts are drawn from Europe's leading ensembles, along with U.S. orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra and The Cleveland Orchestra.
Performance Today from American Public Media
WSMR National Programming
Now in its tenth season, From the Top, with host Christopher O'Riley, is a weekly radio series that showcases the nation's most outstanding young classical musicians. Each one-hour program presents pre-collegiate musicians in live performances that are combined with lively interviews, unique pre-produced segments, lighthearted sketches and musical games.
Performance Today is a two hour weekday program which features classical music in concert from American Public Media studios and sites across the nation and around the world, as well as classical music news, interviews and features. Fred Child hosts each weekday, and brings you some of the most remarkable live concert performances…sometimes within hours after they were performed!